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    Palo Alto: Stories (Paperback) By (author) James Franco

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    DescriptionNow a "provocative" and "impressive" ("Variety") film from director Gia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter)--starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer--the fiction debut from James Franco that "Vogue" called "compelling and gutsy." James Franco's story collection traces the lives of a group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism. In "Lockheed" a young woman's summer--spent working a dull internship--is suddenly upended by a spectacular incident of violence at a house party. In "American History" a high school freshman attempts to impress a girl with a realistic portrayal of a slave owner during a classroom skit--only to have his feigned bigotry avenged. In "I Could Kill Someone," a lonely teenager buys a gun with the aim of killing his high school tormentor, but begins to wonder about his bully's own inner life. These "spare and riveting" ("O, The Oprah Magazine") stories are a compelling portrait of lives on the rough fringes of youth." Palo Alto" is, "a collection of beautifully written stories" ("Kirkus Reviews," starred review) that "capture with perfect pitch the impossible exhilaration, the inevitable downbeatness, and the pure confusion of being an adolescent" ("Elle"). Features a bonus essay by James Franco on Gia Coppola's film adaptation.


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    Title
    Palo Alto
    Subtitle
    Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Franco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476778389
    ISBN 10: 1476778388
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FYB
    LC classification: PS3606.R37523 P35 2014
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media Tie-In ed.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    06 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Compelling and gutsy."--Meghan O'Grady, "Vogue"